Jazz in the Bar

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About halfway through 2011 I started to produce the advertising material for Jazz in the Bar Brecon. I first established their identity based around the blue note records. I chose Futura because I think it has better form than some of the deco fonts, making it more readable and suitable for this purpose, yet because of its geometric nature it still holds onto a certain deco feel.

Competition brief and old post 2010

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Over 80 years old, and still looking like the future. After thinking about designing an alternative to Kabel, I got pulled into a competition to give back German words that the british have borrowed. I immediately found Futura in my font navigator; after all it is the most famous German typeface, isn’t it? After playing about with possible solutions I started to realise just how nice this typeface is to use. I decided that the poster that I was going to design should be a homage to the designer Renner for designing such a usable font.

A perfect description of Futura by Simon Loxley –

‘it carries a style and personality that to an extent defy close analysis. Such a geometric face should look cold and sterile, but it doesn’t.’

-from my old blog (2010) the poster actually won that design award!